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Meet Our Staff


Dr Lauren Blood
Dr Lauren BloodVeterinary Medical Doctor
Dr. Lauren Blood is a native of Pittsburgh and a proud graduate of Sewickley Academy. She attended Syracuse University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and she earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she won the student surgery award for outstanding surgical skills. Along with a well-rounded repertoire of medical skills, Dr. Blood has a passion for small animal (cats and dogs) soft tissue surgery and continues to improve and broaden her skills to take on a larger variety of surgical requirements. At home, she enjoys outdoor activities including horseback riding and spending time with her horse, Brownie, as well as biking, hiking, and staying active. She snuggles up with her two rescue cats, Vivian and Audrey. Dr. Blood looks forward to providing the highest quality care for the furry family members of the Cranberry and surrounding area communities.
Dr James Iafe
Dr James IafeVeterinary Medical Doctor
Originally from New York, Dr.Iafe graduated from New York University and received his veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He was elected into membership of the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Dr.Iafe has been licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He has chosen Western Pennsylvania to call his home and has been a resident of Cranberry Township for the better part of 17 years. Dr.Iafe has held the office of President of the Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (WPVMA) and during his tenure helped the WPVMA develop an interactive website to better serve its members and the public. Dr.Iafeʼs interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, endocrinology, dentistry and dermatology. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, biking and running.
Bedonna Cortese
Bedonna CortesePractice Manager/Head Technician
Bedonna started working in veterinary medicine in 2007 and graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in 2008. Since graduating from tech school she has mostly worked with cats and dogs. She has a special interest in client education, in house laboratory procedures, and radiography.

Bedonna resides in Zelienople with her husband, their 2 children, a Boston Terrier named Darla, and a Chocolate Labrador named Zuma. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include cooking, biking, and taking day trips to enjoy the outdoors.

Corinne Petrus
Corinne PetrusVeterinary Technician
Corinne is originally from the Pocono Mountains where she began her career of 12 years as a technician. During that time, she enjoyed working with many species of animals including: cats, dogs, reptiles, rabbits, and birds. Her special interests are parasitology, dermatology, and of course playing with kittens and puppies.
Corinne currently lives in Cranberry Township with her fiancé, pitbull “Spencer Dark Star Jackson”, lizard “Lefty McGee”, and poison dart frog “ Merle Maloo”. She has many hobbies including: boxing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and playing guitar. In her spare time, she loves sampling all the great food Pittsburgh has to offer and then working it all off at her favorite gym.
Heather Shook-Geyer
Heather Shook-GeyerVeterinary Technician
Went to Sanford Brown aka (Pittsburgh Career Institute), she graduated in 2014. Mostly work with dogs and cats. She loves educating people and drawing blood and doing lab work. Originally from Brookfield, Connecticut but now resides in Economy with her husband and 2 animals, a dog named Thor and a cat named Bubbles. Her love for animals has driven her to this path since childhood. When she isn’t working she likes to spend time with family and friends, go hiking and playing softball.
AndiVeterinary Technician
Andi Cloutier, after relocating from New Hampshire via Maryland, melded with the staff at Cranberry Veterinary Hospital in October of 2017. She has had several decades of experience working with many species of animals beyond dogs and cats, including among others; horses, goats, birds and pocket pets. Andi has many hobbies and interests but most beneficial for veterinary care is her passion for science-based dog behavior and training. In recent years, she has enjoyed teaching obedience, superintending and judging 4-H dog shows in both NH and MD.

At home, she has a wonderfully patient husband, Jeff. They have a beautiful and funny
daughter Izabel. Their four-legged children are Rhodesian Ridgebacks Griffin and Phoenix, and a little furry potato named Almond Joy (A.J.).

CristaVeterinary Technician
Originally from Canvas, Wv, Crista has loved animals since she was a child. Crista has been a technician for a year. Always eager to learn more, you can find Crista asking questions or reading material during her free time at CVH. On her days off, Crista enjoys playing with her chocolate lab, “Ares”, outside.

We promise to provide you and your pet with the most compassionate and comprehensive care.

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